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posted: 1/3/2014 4:49 PM

3 of four guilty in summer Batavia house burglaries

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  • Curtis Hobbs

    Curtis Hobbs

  • Sharonda Moore

    Sharonda Moore

  • Gregory Jordan

    Gregory Jordan


Three of four people connected to a string of residential burglaries last summer in Batavia have pleaded guilty to their roles in the crimes, according to court records.

A fourth defendant, Curtis A. Hobbs, 24, of Aurora, briefly appeared in Kane County court Friday.

His case was continued to Jan. 22; he faces anywhere from probation to three years in prison on felony charges of unlawful possession of a credit card and use of a forged credit card.

Meanwhile, Terrell Jones-Bradley, 22, of Batavia, was the third person to admit guilt. He pleaded guilty in late December to felony burglary and was sentenced to the minimum four years in prison, court records show.

Judge Karen Simpson accepted the plea deal, in which prosecutors dismissed other charges. Jones-Bradley must pay $1,840 in fines and restitution. He also gets credit for and about 3 1/2 months in jail while the case was pending and can have his sentence cut in half for good behavior in prison.

At the time of the burglaries, Jones-Bradley was on probation for a May 2011 burglary in Aurora, records show.

According to police, the burglaries occurred during evenings in August at homes along Woodland Hills and Wagner roads in the southeast side of the city. Entry was made through open garage doors and possibly an unlocked window. Thefts and involved small electronics, smartphones and credit cards.

Authorities used surveillance videos from an Xbox 360 and a "Walking Dead" video game to home in on suspects and secure search warrants, according to court records.

Sharonda Moore, 22, of Batavia, has applied for the county's deferred prosecution program, in which she must stay clean for a year and prosecutors will dismiss the case and she can have her arrest expunged. She is charged with possession of stolen laptop.

Gregory Jordan, 26, of Maywood, pleaded guilty to felony possession of a stolen credit card in September after spending 45 days in jail and received 18 months probation.

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